Skip to content

Hats Off

Published on 17 July 2019 12:00 PM

Hats off…and when they are, make sure you donate them to Age UK Lindsey to raise vital funds, all of which are spent locally to help thousands of people.

Market Rasen Racecourse’s Betway Summer Plate Ladies Day is just around the corner, taking place on Saturday July 20 – and this year there is a very special reason to go along, enjoy yourself and then support the venue’s 2019 Charity of the Year, Age UK Lindsey.

Every year, the charity, which covers a wide area of Lincolnshire including East and West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire, raises thousands of pounds through the sale of high-quality used goods, clothing and accessories. The money provides services including befriending, lunch and coffee clubs, home support, and information and advice – in 2017 alone the charity helped local older people receive a massive £6,064,804 of unclaimed benefit.

Before Ladies Day, racegoers are being invited into the shops to see what great bargains they can scoop up – they may even find an outfit, hat, shoes or accessories. Then, after the races, people are being asked to donate.

Market Rasen shop manager Diane Cresswell said: “We get some fantastic items and the shop gets very busy. More and more people are looking at just what we can offer them.”

In advance of Ladies Day, Diane has displays of race outfits in her shop: “We hope to keep our eye-catching window displays going right up until Ladies Day,” she added.